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April 4, 2018

Challah, the Sabbath Bread

Its Meaning and Traditions

In Jewish history, challah symbolizes manna, the special food that God provided for the Israelites during their years of wandering in the desert. It is traditional to have two loaves…

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March 27, 2018

This is going to be our finest hour!

March 2018 Newsletter

One of my favorite movie scenes of all time happens in the cinematic retelling of the story of Apollo 13. After their lunar landing was aborted when an oxygen tank…

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March 26, 2018

The Seder and Unleavened Bread

“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed, Messiah (Christ), our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let…

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March 14, 2018

Passover and Baptism

A Passover (Pesach) Devotional

Why would the New Covenant choose immersion in water as its declaration of faith? In God's eyes, the exodus from Egypt and the resurrection of the Messiah are one and the same event. Both events took place at the same time.

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Passover: First Mercy, then Miracles!

Jewish Days of Distinction--

“In addition to the Sabbath, these are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year” (Lev. 23:4…

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February 23, 2018

It Tastes Like Cake

A Sabbath Devotional

“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and…

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February 22, 2018

Yom Ha’Shoah

Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is a designated day of remembrance and mourning among the worldwide Jewish community, which traditionally falls on the 27th of Nisan.  During this time, Jewish…

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“Coffee is Our Bread!”

An American Experiences the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The coffee ceremony of Ethiopia is full of aromas and surprises. Our first experience was several years ago with the committee members of the Toward Jerusalem Council II. We were honored to…

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Sustained for His Glory

Reflections by a Messianic IDF Soldier on Israel's Memorial and Independence Day Holidays

Given the central role played by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) throughout Israel’s modern history, I recently took the opportunity to interview Dan A., a former soldier in the IDF….

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Ha’ Zikron

Intertwined by Design

Against all odds, Israel declared its independence as a sovereign nation on May 14, 1948. Soon after, the tiny nation also won its first major war for survival (1948-1949). This historic…

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